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Friday, August 19, 2016

After winning 3 straight Gold in 100m, Usain Bolt wins 3rd straight Gold medal in 200m race

World's fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt won his third straight Gold medal in 200m Thursday. He finished the individual race in 19.78 seconds, .59 short of his own world record, which he said he really wanted to break. After the race, he screamed and yanked of the No. 6 sign on his thigh.

In a post race interview, Usain said: "I'm always happy for the win". "But I wanted a faster time." He was partly upset because he said that was likely his last Olympic individual race. So far, Bolt has won 8 Olympic gold medals, and a third straight 200 title to go with the same trifecta in the 100  

His run for gold No. 9 comes up today, Friday in the 4x100 relays.

Bolt's major 200m wins:
2008 -- Olympic Games, Beijing          ---       19.30secs - world record
2009 -- World Championships, Berlin  ---       19.19 - world record
2011 -- World Championships, Daegu  ---       19.40
2012 -- Olympic Games, London          ---       19.32 - Olympic record
2013 -- World Championships, Moscow --      19.66
2015 -- World Championships, Beijing   ---     19.55
2016 -- Olympic Games, Rio                  ---      19.78
Usain celebrates with fans

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